Many people think I am the teacher; but honestly, when you are the teacher of five and six year olds, you become the student because they really understand what’s truly important in life. Remember the joy my friends….watch through their eyes.
Taste of Joy
Lessons from a Five Year Old
All that is significant in life is
The here and now,
What I am doing this very moment
Is the most important thing
And it has all my attention.
If I am painting,
There is no worry for where the paint splatters.
The joy comes from the act of getting it on the canvas,
Spattering, spilling, splashing,
Sloshing and galoshing,
As long as the colors are swished and mixed on the page.
If the music moves me,
Get up and move!
Drum beats on a desk
Scarves in a box
A rhythm from the world outside
Are all grounds to stop whatever I’m doing
And honor the composition.
A friend can pop up anywhere, anytime,
And there is no care
Names are not noted.
Wherever our imaginations takes us
Is the name of our game.
Life is simple.
Life is joyous.
Time stands still and waits for me.
May 25, 2014 at 12:07 pm
Lovely poem, Marie. Thank you for sharing.
May 25, 2014 at 12:27 pm
Thanks for encouraging me to put it out there Michael! I needed a break from the paperwork. :0)
May 25, 2014 at 1:29 pm
This is beautiful. One of the reasons I love spending time with my grandchildren is it’s so freeing to spend time openly, freely enjoying life.
May 25, 2014 at 5:07 pm
Thank you Rhonda. We sold have s lot to learn don’t we? :0)
May 31, 2014 at 3:54 pm
Beautiful poem on a theme I love. My wife has been a teacher at junior levels and I feel she too will enjoy this poem immensely 🙂 I can never ever forget my school teachers as whatever we achieved in life has been because of them.
Regards and best-wishes.
May 31, 2014 at 4:18 pm
Why thank you. As I’m sure your wife can attest, appreciate is a teacher’s greatest reward. I’m so glad you liked it. Cheers to teachers everywhere!
June 2, 2014 at 2:57 am
What a beautiful tribute to your teachers Dilip. My heart swells with joy when I hear of someone’s appreciation for the contributions of their tteachers. I went into teaching because of my own incredible teachers. Thanks for stopping by!
June 1, 2014 at 8:17 pm
You did a great job in capturing all the special reasons I enjoy children! I am so glad that you feel this way, too. I am sometimes surprised to hear irritated voices in public places, people at other tables complaining about their children, since they are gifts to appreciate. You ‘get this!’ thanks, Robin
June 2, 2014 at 2:54 am
Thank YOU Robin! I’m glad you could envision what I do. It’s a joy most every day…and something I get to learn from them. It’s a much more fun way to view the world!
Are you in a field where you work with children?